26 cooperatives participate in cleanup initiative at Burnham
The city government’s urgent plea to help keep the Summer Capital “clean and orderly” has not gone unheeded.
The Baguio City Cooperative Development Council (BCCDC) in coordination with the local government through the City Mayor’s Office-Special Services Division (CMO-SSD) conducted a clean-up drive at Burnham Park.
SSD officer-in-charge Michelle Agbuya, BCCDC secretariat chief, said 147 members from 26 local cooperatives participated in the one day activity.
“This truly signifies the importance of increasing awareness of the role of cooperatives as a group and as individuals to help protect and care for the environment. They have been an active partner of the city in many of its programs and projects,” she said.
In coordination with the City Environment and Parks Management Office under lawyer Rhenan Diwas, the volunteers were divided into groups and assigned at the Rose Garden and its perimeter path walk, inner and outer lake pathways, Skating Rink and its perimeter pathwalk, Igorot Park including Ganza pay parking, and Melvin Jones, including Lake Drive.
Agbuya said the cleanup is in support of one of the city government’s main thrusts to maintain Baguio’s cleanliness and orderliness under the leadership of Mayor Benjamin Magalong. – PIO release